Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo helps the farmers of Bago City, Negros Occidental, remove weeds from their ricefield during a visit their this week. The task was not new to the congressman, who comes from a peasant family. The Philippine Left’s most respected and most popular political leader, Ocampo has expressed interest in running for…
Day: June 23, 2009
Analysts say the Arroyo regime is exploiting a disorganized political opposition and an apathetic (or deceived, if not coerced) public to ram through charter change so Arroyo can remain in power — either as prime minister or House speaker — and possibly protect herself from legal suits in the future. The key to confronting this gambit, they point out, is to transform the people’s discontent and disgust into real political action.
Regardless of its flaws, the news media remains the only institution capable of performing the very important task of verifying the flood of information let loose by social media, and to put all of it in context.